It's what makes our Thanksgiving menu such a special, family-favorite menu. It is everyone's favorite—back when I was a kid, when our kids were little, and now. It's the #1 choice when we ask, "so, what should we have for Thanksgiving this year?" Unfortunately, my brothers and I never thought to ask mom or grandma… Continue reading Grandma’s Stuffing
The best thing about banana bread may be what a great way it is to use up over-ripe bananas. Try this recipe even if you don't have that problem.
Everyone (even the kids) say these are really good scrambled eggs. Tasty, fluffy, buttery...etc. So, they have become the gold standard around our house. The technique is the most important thing here. Update 2019: Better eggs really do taste better. Better = organic, really free range, larger darker yellow yolks, no animal stuff in the… Continue reading Dad’s Scrambled Eggs
A family classic in Mom's clan since who knows when, clam chowder became our traditional Christmas Eve entree back in the mists of time.
Chaffles are double good. They're a way for Keto dieters like me, who can't get used to almond flour, to use it anyway. And, they let Keto-ites have something other than bacon and eggs for breakfast. No small thing. I think I've always preferred the crispy outside and soft inside character of waffles to pancakes.… Continue reading Chaffles (aka Keto waffles)
Bacon—the almost perfect meat—if you eat pork, of course. Delicious and versatile. I've always loved bacon, but appreciate it much more now because 1) it's a Keto staple and 2) I've finally discovered the best bacon to buy and the best way to cook it. Buying bacon What's your preference? Thick-sliced or thin? Pan-fried, microwaved,… Continue reading bacon
We're always looking for Keto desserts. Well, we're always looking for desserts, and when you're on Keto—you get it. Make this to welcome fall into your kitchen; I normally only buy pumpkin between October and December. How about you? Keto Pumpkin Custard A Keto dessert winner from DietDoctor.com. 15 oz canned pumpkin (I get organic… Continue reading pumpkin custard
As you get the hang of home cooking, you get better, or not, at improvisation—making up new recipes or adapting old ones, to your current pantry or today's whim. I suspect that my grandmother's claims that she couldn't pass along her greatest recipes was more about not remembering exactly how to make that Irish stew… Continue reading The Versatile Frittata
Made with fresh tomatoes and basil bought this morning at the farmers' market, this version of one of our favorites, the breakfast casserole, helps us appreciate paying a little more for locally grown, organic produce. Breakfast casseroles are really healthy and satisfying. Always a crowd pleaser, like if you're having a morning-time birthday party or… Continue reading Italian Breakfast Casserole
Lose 50; gain 15; lose 20; g-o-o-o-a-l! For me personally, the very best thing about Keto has been acquiring the knowledge and skill to actually manage my weight. Here's what I mean. For 30 years or so, since I started being concerned about my weight, I tried this diet and that diet with varying results.… Continue reading Keto reboot
Back in the 1970's, I learned from a retired Department of Agriculture scientist that food science was so advanced that there would never be a problem raising enough food to feed the world. It's all about distribution, economics, and of course, politics. There was one valley in Peru that could grow enough peas to meet… Continue reading Enough food?
Unlike the other weight-loss programs we've tried over the years, "Keto" should be considered a fundamental change in how we choose to eat...forever. Eating Keto is a new way to eat for people who don't want to be fat anymore, like me. A Keto diet is also, based on my experience, a way to gain… Continue reading Keto forever?
If you're gonna eat tortilla chips, at least eat brands made with all natural ingredients. And for something healthy to dip them in, try this "adjustable" hummus. Adjustable because you can have it as hot or as boringly bland as you want.